Happy Birthday, Barbara Hambly and Vonda N. McIntyre

August 28, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment
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Today Roqoo Depot sends out two happy birthday greetings to Barbara Hambly and Vonda N. McIntyre, both Star Wars authors during the Bantam period and surprisingly born on the same day (though different years).

Barbara Hambly wrote two Star Wars novels: Children of the Jedi, and Planet of Twilight. She also wrote several short stories including Nightlily: The Lover’s Tale, Taster’s Choice: The Tale of Jabba’s Chef, and Murder in Slushtime. Born in San Diego, CA, Barbara would go on to get a Masters degree in Medieval History. Her first published novel was Time of the Dark. In order to facilitate her writing career, she often took jobs that allowed her to write including jobs as a high school teacher, model, waitress, technical editor, all-night liquor store clerk, and Shotokan karate instructor.

Aside from Star Wars, she has written many novels ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Star Trek. Her novel Those Who Hunt the Night won a Locus Award for Best Horror Novel in 1989, and her latest novel Blood Maidens is the third book in the James Asher vampire series (Those Who Hunt the Night being the first). If you’d like to learn more about Barbara Hambly you can check out her official site and you can follow her on Twitter.

Vonda N. McIntyre only wrote one Star Wars novel, The Crystal Star, which is both famous and infamous for the creation of Waru. She was born in Louisville, KY, and later got a degree in Biology, then moved on to do graduate work in genetics. Her writing career had a good start with her novelette “Of Mist, and Grass and Sand” (1973) which won a Nebula Award. The story was later incorporated into her novel Dreamsnake which went on to win the Hugo and Nebula awards (1978). Most of her books are original works, Star Trek novels, or short stories. In fact she came up with Mr. Sulu’s first name, Hikaru, which became canon in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. If you’d like to learn more about Vonda N. McIntyre, you can visit her official site and you can also follow her on Twitter.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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